Poet Vijayalakshmi has been selected for the Padmaprabha award for the year 2013. The award carries Rs.75,000 in cash, besides memento and citation. The jury consisted of writer C.V. Balakrishnan, writer and actor V.K. Sreeraman, and lyricist Rafeeq Ahamed. The award will be presented by Jnanpith director Ravindra Kalia at a function to be held at Kalpetta on October 4. Vice-Chancellor of Malayalam University K. Jayakumar will deliver the Padmaprabha commemoration lecture. — Staff Reporter

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